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New Report Highlights Sexual Harassment In Forest Service Fire Ranks

Dec 6, 2016

Wildfire season may be over in the Sierra Nevada, but there's one issue that is still burning white hot among those fight forest fires for the federal government. A recent article in the Washington Post documents a number of high profile claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment among female firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service. We spoke with reporter Daryl Fears about what he learned and what the government says it is doing to address the issue.